Category Archives: Non-fiction

Daniel Pink – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink is a non-fictional book that looks at what motivates people.  The book references many studies that attempts to come up with the conclusion. The Candle Problem is a famous … Continue reading

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Michael Lewis – Moneyball

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis is about how the Oakland Athletics used Math and Statistics in the late 1990s and early 2000s to draft baseball players instead of the conventional wisdom of baseball scouts.  Who … Continue reading

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Carol Dweck – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mind = Blown.  I remember taking an introductory psychology class in my first year of university as a filler class, something that would take up space and still give me credit.  I remember it completely fascinating me.  Though at the … Continue reading

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John Maxwell – Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn

Author John Maxwell writes in his book Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Lose Learn that he has written over 70 books on leadership!!  That seems like a lot.  How does someone write so many books on the same topic without using … Continue reading

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>J.R.R. Tolkien – On Fairy-stories

>   On Fairy-stories originally started out as a one hour guest lecture Tolkien gave.  He later expanded it to a 100+ paragraph essay the size of a short novella. Right off the bat Tolkien explains that trying to define … Continue reading

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